Snacks & Candy

Snacks and candy category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Utz, Metropoulos & Co. form strategic partnership

HANOVER, Pa. -- Salty snack maker Utz Quality Foods LLC and family-owned investment firm Metropoulos & Co. have formed a strategic partnership. Metropoulos & Co., which specializes in iconic American brands and assets, is making a significant investment in the 95-year-old company. The Rice...

Process underway to identify John P. Bilbrey’s successor

HERSHEY, Pa. -- John P. Bilbrey, chairman, president and CEO of The Hershey Co., plans to retire July 1, 2017, to spend more time with family, the company announced. Bilbrey will continue as nonexecutive chairman of Hershey’s board of directors following his retirement as president and CEO. “I have...

Vows participation in Equal Pay, First Job and Fair Chance

HERSHEY, Pa. -- The Hershey Co. is supporting three major White House workforce equality initiatives, including the White House Equal Pay Pledge, First Job Compact and Fair Chance Pledge. Through participation in these initiatives, The Hershey Co. said it is reinforcing its commitment to equal pay...

Blue Bell, Nestle, Kraft and Publix each issue product recalls

Ingredient supplier says ingredient may contain listeria monocytogenes
Hershey, Mondelez mine similar territory with newest products
FDA asks public to help define terms in describing food
An on-trend, sweet or savory option for convenience stores
Candy maker combines chocolate and gum into new division
IRI looks at sales surge before holiday